Leonardo DiCaprio is in early talks to star in the drama/thriller, Body of Lies for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The film is the adaptation of the new David Ignatius novel; Ridley Scott will direct and produce the project, which reunites DiCaprio with screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed). According to Variety, DiCaprio's deal has to be negotiated, but he already has worked the picture into his busy schedule. He'll make it this fall after first reteaming with Kate Winslet on Revolutionary Road, the Sam Mendes-directed DreamWorks drama that shoots in April.
Scott already is scouting venues in Morocco for Body of Lies that will shoot in Washington, D.C., Europe and the Middle East. DiCaprio will play an ex-journalist-turned CIA agent who's sent to Amman to work with Jordan's intelligence chief to track an Al Qaeda leader rumored to be planning attacks against America.